Attention Teachers & Tutors
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Attention Teachers & Tutors

OQHF is seeking your help! We are looking for 4-5 teachers/tutors who will be willing to be available to donate 4-5 hours of their time to tutor youth during the All American Quarter Horse Congress. To show our appreciations we may have a small gift for your generous donation. TEXT: Shari Tordoff | 614-571-3872  
OQHA Fall News
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OQHA Fall News

Congress is coming... Entry deadlines have passed and each September day inches closer to the first day of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Entries are being processed and the Ohio Expo Center is preparing to welcome more than 650,000 people from around the world as they watch exhibitors compete for the title of All American Quarter Horse Congress Champion. It may be hard to top last year’s Golden Anniversary celebration, but the Ohio Quarter Horse Association will surely try as they introduce new classes and events this year including the addition of two days to the beginning of the show. For 51 years OQHA has made it a priority to combine the world’s top tier single-breed horse show with educational and
Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show
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Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show

Last week, several Ohio exhibitors made the trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) World Championship Show and returned home as champions.  For a few Ohio youth the show continued a winning streak from the AQHYA Ford World Youth Show the week prior.  Below are a listing of all Ohio finalists who placed out of 6700 entries during the 12th annual show.  NSBA 4550 Green Working Hunter 5 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Inescapable  14 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Shock N Yall AQHA 150004 L1 Working Hunter - 1st Yr (Level 1) 4th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse – Traded Coats NSBA 5104 Youth Working Hunter 1 st place: Abigail
AQHA Incentive Fund to Cease Stallion, Foal Nominations
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AQHA Incentive Fund to Cease Stallion, Foal Nominations

The incentive program will see its last payouts in the next few years. The American Quarter Horse Association, August 3, 2017  As a means to conclude the program, the  American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund  will not accept foal nominations past 2018 and, effective immediately, will no longer accept stallion nominations.  “The AQHA Incentive Fund was a landmark program for the equine industry, having paid out more than $80 million in its lifetime,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “The fund was so successful that it became a model for many others. However, multiple factors in the past decade contributed to the Incentive Fund’s decline.” Ultimately, a lack of participation led the AQHA Executive
Amateur news summer update
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Amateur news summer update

Ohio Amateurs Make Their Mark at AQHA More OAQHA directors attended this year’s convention in San Antonio than any other in years past. They represented the interests of Ohio Quarter Horse Amateur members throughout the four-day event by sharing their concerns at committee meetings, attending industry workshops and participating in the general membership meeting itself. At that meeting, each member voted on some hot button issues including the addition of 13 & Under core classes at the Youth World which passed by overwhelming support. After the convention, our Amateurs took their commitment to the industry even further by applying to join AQHA committees themselves. We are proud to report that OAQHA
Congress Special Event Tickets On Sale Now
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Congress Special Event Tickets On Sale Now

Event coordinators for the All American Quarter Horse Congress (AAQHC) have revealed special event tickets are now available to purchase for the bull riding, cutting, freestyle reining and masters events. While the majority of classes at the AAQHC do not require separate admission for spectators during the month-long event, the following special events will require individual tickets: The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Mercuria World Series of Cutting and Bridleless Cutting will be Sunday, October 8 at 6 p.m. where horses will herd cattle away from a herd and work it from one side of the arena to the other. PBR Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Division will be Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. where
OMIQHA Summer Sunsation
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OMIQHA Summer Sunsation

By Samantha Armbruster The OMIQHA shows have something to offer for everyone. From weekend warriors hauling for national titles to those simply looking to expand into the realm of the Quarter Horse circuit, OMI is a great place for all. Over the past weekend June 24 - 25, three judges provided three sets of points as the show was approved for a total of five associations. Some of the show’s highlights included a pizza party, morning breakfasts, silent auction, random prizes and a Saturday night taco fiesta. Another huge draw to the event was the $2,000 payout for pleasure driving classes thanks to the show’s generous sponsors. With all of these fun activities included in the show itself, it is obvious that the OMIQHA
NOQHA Summer Six Pack success
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NOQHA Summer Six Pack success

The NOQHA Summer Six Pack held June 15-18 was a huge success. They had a sold out show with large class numbers and a great show staff. NOQHA made sure their exhibitors were well hydrated and fed. They offered a pizza party on move-in day and then offered a taco bar, pulled pork dinner and ice cream social during the show. Great prizes were given for each placing as well as circuit champions and member award winners. A variety of all around prizes were also given away. Congratulations to all the winners and NOQHA on a great show.   Amateur Champion- Brandy Baldwin-Bunting with Ms Mae Flash Reserve- Sarah Lebsock with Version Of Goodbar   Select Amateur Champion- Brenda Howell with Dont Need A Mirror Reserve- Terri Bloom
OQHA weathers another successful picnic
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OQHA weathers another successful picnic

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association hosted another successful annual picnic at the Ohio Expo Center Monday evening  where members of all ages mingled underneath the Natural Resources Pavilion for dinner. Thunderstorms and hail did not keep the crowd from enjoying a fish fry prepared by Skip and Todd Salome as OQHYA advisors Valerie Fites and Tammy Gagliardo helped 67 Ohio youth  members register for the AQHYA World Championship Show.  During the meal, Cathy Martz announced on behalf of the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation that RJ Jacobs, Jillian Channell and Morgan Kessler will each receive $1,000 scholarships and 14 renewal scholarships had also been approved. Following the picnic, the amateurs, youth
Buckeye Reining Series hosts largest show to date
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Buckeye Reining Series hosts largest show to date

The Buckeye Reining Series hosted their largest show to date with the Leonard Truck and Trailer No Entry Fee Derby Show, held May 25-28, 2017 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. The event drew exhibitors from near and far as each vied for the more than $80,000 in added money and prizes. But the biggest draw for exhibitors was the second annual $50,000 added No Entry Fee Derby sponsored by Leonard Truck and Trailer, which also included both Open and Non Pro Novice Horse Derby divisions. The Open Derby boasted 101 entries in the draw as Shawn Flarida took home top honors in the Open L4 and Novice Horse Derby L4 aboard Luckie Moonstone, owned by Jason Dobrinski of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, with a score of 224.